Bridewell tops day four at Cartagena BSB test

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Halsall Suzuki’s Tommy Bridewell put yesterday’s ECU problems behind him to top the unofficial timesheets on day four of BSB testing at Cartagena.

An overnight shower meant the opening session started with damp patches on track but that didn’t deter Gino Rea who was one of the first riders to venture out on circuit.

As conditions improved in the afternoon, the times began to tumble with Bridewell making strides forward despite losing time yesterday with a technical issue. The team focused on chassis set-up with the new Suzuki, before putting the softer option tyre in at the end of the day to set the time.

Jake Dixon had a strong second day at Cartagena onboard the RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki, choosing to focus on suspension and electronics changes before a race simulation, improving their pace and setting their best time on the SC1 tyre option ahead of tomorrow’s open pitlane final day on track.

Michael Laverty continued to build momentum on the Tyco BMW to post a time marginally faster than he achieved yesterday with Gino Rea on the OMG Suzuki and Christian Iddon who tested a new tank and electronics changes on the penultimate day.

Tarran Mackenzie continued to adapt to the Superbike, dropping into the 1m:33s times on the McAMS Yamaha ahead of his debut in the championship this season with Josh Brookes working through a variety of chassis changes and alterations ahead of tomorrow’s final day.

Cartagena test day four times (unofficial supplied by teams)

1. Tommy Bridewell (Movuno.com Halsall Racing Suzuki) 1’33.1s
2. Jake Dixon (RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki) 1’33.2s
3. Michael Laverty (Tyco BMW) 1’33.3s
4. Gino Rea (OMG Racing Suzuki) 1’33.4s
= Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) 1’33.4s
5. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 1m’33.5s
6. Josh Brookes (McAMS Yamaha) 1’33.9s

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